Restaurant cook diagnosed with hepatitis A
Low-risk advisory issued for patrons of Minerva's to check for symptoms until Sept. 1
Authorities are warning people who ate at a Kerrisdale restaurant recently to check for hepatitis A symptoms after a line cook there was diagnosed with the liver disease.
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority issued a low-risk advisory Tuesday for patrons of Minerva's Pizza and Steak House at 2411 West 41st Ave. to continue checking for symptoms until Sept. 1.
The advisory said those who ate appetizers, salads, pasta, fish or seafood at the restaurant between June 24 and July 5, or July 10, 12 or 13, should watch for symptoms of hepatitis A for seven weeks after their visit to the restaurant.
Symptoms include nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, dark urine, pale stools and jaundice.
So far, no one has reported a case of hepatitis A related to the restaurant.
Minerva's owner Noda Pavlakis said the employee found out about his...